Figures obtained by a Freedom of Information Request have revealed how a dress rehearsal was held in Leicester in April last year at a cost of £13,194 ahead of the city hosting the Olympic Torch.
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A senior court prosecutor from Worcester stabbed his wife in the head as she slept after a bout of depression brought on by work pressures.
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"This was an incident of domestic violence of the highest severity which sadly had tragic consequences."